Tag Archives: Le Marais

La flânerie

This last day of our trip to Paris was entirely fortuitous. We had been booked to fly out that morning, but a strike necessitated that we fly out the next morning. Ah, shucks. An extra day in Paris. Day 5 … Continue reading

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Siècle d’or de l’éventail

Our favorite exhibit during our weekend in Paris was not one we’d planned to see, but one we happened upon. We were supposed to fly out on Sunday morning, but an airline strike canceled our flight. We were re-booked to … Continue reading

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Hôtels particuliers

The other day, I wrote about the musée Cognacq-Jay in the Marais. Another, much larger museum around the corner is the musée Carnavalet, the museum of the history of the city of Paris. Six hundred thousand objects tell the story … Continue reading

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On n’a rien sans rien

One of the gem-like little museums in Paris is the musée Cognacq-Jay. This free museum is run by the city. It’s located on a quiet side street, rue Elzévir, in the Marais. The museum houses the collection of Théodore-Ernest Cognacq … Continue reading

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L’Homme orchestre

One of the things I love about Paris is all the musicians in the street and the metro, many of whom are really terrific. Recently, I was strolling through the Marais, checking out one of my favorite bookstores, Monalisait, when … Continue reading

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